You will work closely with some of the world's finest interdisciplinary scientists and engineers and apply your engineering skills at Berkeley Lab to help bring science solutions to the world.
At Berkeley Lab, you'll make an impact on some of the world's most exciting scientific experiments and instruments. The custom integrated electronics we develop at Berkeley Lab enable new and novel advances in scientific exploration with key contributions to large-scale international science experiments across all scales of inquiry from the smallest subatomic particles such as the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider to the study of the Cosmic Microwave Background, the echo of the Big Bang, to unlocking the mysteries of the human brain.
The programs that you will support are high-visibility projects in the photon science and electron microscopy communities. You assist the lead scientist in silicon processing, lab support functions and maintenance of processing equipment. The processing effort is directed towards creating and implementing novel methods of fabricating and post-processing charge coupled devices (CCDs), CMOS pixel sensors and low noise silicon diode detectors.
Under consultation provide multifunctional technical support, applying engineering or scientific concepts and practices in a scientific/engineering field in design of experimental apparatuses, scientific/ engineering support, and coordination.
Investigate, create and develop new methods and techniques for project advancement.
Uses professional concepts in accordance with Lab objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
Act as a liaison between scientists and scientific, technical, and administrative support within the Lab.
Fabricate silicon devices using an array of processing techniques.
Perform routine equipment maintenance.
Perform troubleshooting of laboratory equipment.
Work in a cleanroom environment.
Additional Desired Responsibilities:
Design photomasks for detector fabrication.
Design application specific mechanical parts and work with machinists to have these parts fabricated.
Provide laboratory support by managing chemical inventory and waste disposal.
Repair or assist in repair of process equipment.
Work with building maintenance personnel to coordinate maintenance of laboratory infrastructure.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, or a related field with preferably two to five years of experience.
Experience handling wet process chemicals typically used in silicon device processing.
Experience with physical vapor deposition systems, e.g. evaporation and sputtering.
Experience troubleshooting and repairing laboratory equipment.
Experience with silicon device fabrication and testing.
Basic knowledge of lithography, semiconductor fabrication, and vacuum system operation.
Ability to use complex processing equipment and handle hazardous materials safely.
Knowledge of basic electronics.
Knowledge of basic semiconductor physics and processing chemistry.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to work closely with other team members.
Demonstrated documentation skills.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Portions of this work will be conducted in Class 100 and Class 10 clean rooms.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a 2-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.